Essential Guide to The Eastside

Metrolink trains running again after man struck, killed on East LA tracks

June 23, 2017 at 10:50 pm
Photo by John Schreiber. An approximately 40-year-old man was struck and killed by a Metrolink train Friday in East Los Angeles. The victim was struck about 3:50 p.m. in the 5100 block of State University Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Metrolink announced that San Bernardino ... More

Woman critically injured after being hit by LADOT bus in East LA

June 22, 2017 at 12:26 am
A woman is in critical condition after being hit by an LADOT bus in East Los Angeles Wednesday night. More

Man Killed By Wrong-Way Driver A Week After Becoming U.S. Citizen

June 22, 2017 at 12:23 am
BOYLE HEIGHTS ( — Edgar Rodriguez-Ramirez wants to talk about his dad because he wants him to be remembered for the way he lived, not the way he died. “It hurts me he’s not here, I miss him a lot, this is not the way we should have lost him,” he said. “My dad was a ... More

New Boyle Heights coffee shop met with anti gentrification protesters

June 21, 2017 at 10:06 pm
A new, boutique coffee shop in Boyle Heights has outraged protesters who have labeled it as a “gentrifying” business. Weird Wave Coffee opened near East Cesar Chavez Avenue and Soto last… Read more More

Gold Room fans wonder what’s going on at the Echo Park bar

June 21, 2017 at 10:06 pm
ECHO PARK –– Why is the Gold Room closed? That’s what fans of the Sunset Boulevard bar have been asking for the past six weeks since the front door was locked shut, depriving patrons of their post- and pre- Dodger game micheladas and prompting at least one customer to post a Gold Room memory on ... More

Plagued By Violence, Echo Park’s Gold Room Closes for Unknown Stretch

June 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm
One of the Eastside’s most prominent dive bars may be finished One of Echo Park’s most beloved bars, the Gold Room, seems to potentially be down for the count, and now The Eastsider is wondering what’s to become of the place. According to Yelp the bar is closed, and indeed no one has been able ... More

LA trying to shut down day-care center where $430,000 in cocaine was found

June 20, 2017 at 1:52 pm
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today he is working to shut down a Highland Park day-care facility where a multi-agency law enforcement task force recently seized about $430,000 worth of cocaine that was allegedly being delivered from the home-based business. Feuer filed a civil lawsuit against Felipe and Garcia Talamante seeking the closure ... More

This New Boyle Heights Coffee Bar Has Become a Gentrification Battleground

June 19, 2017 at 10:27 am
Weird Wave Coffee is facing some serious backlash It’s been a rocky first week for Weird Wave Coffee Brewers in Boyle Heights. The small corner shop tried to quietly start serving several days ago, but almost immediately became ground zero for the very public discussion about gentrification in one of Los Angeles’s most historically Latino ... More